An experience worthy of being retold

To visit San Gimignano means to discover a unique destination—a one of its kind attraction. In every season unexpected surprises await you.

Whether you come pedaling or just passing through, by automobile or train, at the Hotel La Cisterna you will find both services and a special hospitality that will render your trip an experience worthy of being retold over and over again for many, many years.

Parking (Shuttle)

When you arrive at the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), we advise you to park outside the city's walls and come to us by city bus.

You might instead want to arrange transportation services with our hotel.

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Our Services

Baggage/Luggage Deposit

On your departure day, you may leave your belongings, safely guarded, in reception while you enjoy one last stroll through the city. With our compliments.

When you are ready, you may pick your things up and head on home or to your next destination.

Bicycle Turism

If you have the intention of stopping at San Gimignano during your biking tour around the Tuscan countryside, the Hotel La Cisterna is an ideal place for you to stop off.

We offer complimentary space in our inner courtyard where your bikes will be safely guarded.


The sweetest moments of the day at the Hotel La Cisterna are still sweeter! From 7:30am to 9:45am you are invited to the dining hall of the Le Terrazze Restaurant.

At that time you may enjoy a steaming hot cappuccino in front of the magnificent panoramic view of the Tuscan countryside.

You can fill yourself with energy feasting on our buffet breakfast: sliced meats, scrambled eggs, bacon, vegetables, fresh bread, freshly baked cakes, cookies, pastries and croissants, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruits and syrups, milk, coffee, barley, chocolate, water and fruit juices. Non-glutinous foods are available.

If you are in a hurry, we can prepare breakfast and lunch boxes with your favorite foods to carry with you as you travel through Tuscany.

Complimentary Wi-Fi connection

All our rooms and common spaces are furnished with Wi-Fi services.


Upon request we wash and iron your most delicate clothing in 24-48 hours.

Parking & Shuttle

When you arrive at the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), we advise you to park outside the city's walls and come to us by city bus.

You might instead want to arrange transportation services with our hotel.

Learn more details about parking

Pet-Friendly Hotel

Our guests may be accompanied by their small-sized pets. A supplement of €10.00 per day is charged.

If you intend to stay with us with your pets, please inform our staff in order for us to properly prepare for your arrivals.

Reading Room

Did you forget to bring along the books you wanted to?

Don't worry. You can borrow one of the many volumes (in Italian and many other languages) in our private library.

You can relax reading in your room during those precious relaxing moments, or even on your room's terrace with a beautiful view of the valley and a delicious glass of Chianti wine.


Our professional staff is always present at reception from 7:30 in the morning until midnight.

From midnight to 7:00am the hotel is supervised by a night doorman. During your stay we will assist you in organizing excursions, romantic dinners, and guided tours.

We very well know how to furnish you with all the information you need to enjoy San Gimignano.


The Le Terrazze Restaurant-Bar, the one and only facing directly on Piazza della Cisterna, is also open to the public.

Here you may sample our magnificent Tuscan dishes. There are meats, fishes and seasonal vegetables carefully selected for your culinary enjoyment.

There are open-air tables where you may order Tuscan delicacies. If you wish to be indors, enter one of our panoramic halls which are set facing the Val d’Elsa.

Hotel guests can take advantage of half or full board options.

We organize special event and the New Year's Eve Dinner.

Le Terrazze Restaurant

Tour e Activities

San Gimignano is surrounded by cities, medieval borghi, and thermal bath centers that are well worth your while visiting.

You can go alone or with one of our expert guides. Inquire at reception where one of our staff will help you organize your itinerary.

In the occasion of EXPO 2015 our Hotel can arrange your private transfer to the exhibition center in Milan.

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Weddings & Ceremonies

Weddings & Ceremonies: Occasionally, the Le Terrazze Restauant hosts small groups of 20-30 people wishing to celebrate a wedding, a baptism, or some other ceremony.

Our welcoming atmosphere and delicious Tuscan dishes are a perfect combination for partying.

For further information, contact our reception at 0039-0577-940328.

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